Dodger Stadium to Host Homerun Event to Help Youngsters in Need

Sierra Madre resident Ken Goldstein, Hathaway-Sycamores board member and chair of the 2013 Celebrating Children Dodger Stadium Club event with Rob Myers of Hathaway-Sycamores – Courtesy Photo
Dodger Stadium will be the site of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ annual fundraiser, Celebrating Children. Those attending the Sept. 24 event will not only be raising money to help fund the crucial mental-health and other support services provided by Hathaway-Sycamores to more than 9,000 children and families annually, but they also will have the unique opportunity to have the entire stadium to themselves, as the Boys in Blue will be battling the Giants in San Francisco. This year’s Celebrating Children, which is being headed up by Sierra Madre resident Ken Goldstein, who also sits on Hathaway-Sycamores’ board of directors, starts at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 10:30 p.m. The public can purchase tickets to the event, which promises to be especially memorable and includes: Stadium Club cocktail party featuring panoramic Chavez Ravine views; suite-quality food, drink, and desserts throughout the evening; meet-and-greet photo/autograph session with a former Dodger great; cheering on the Boys in Blue – via DodgerVision and walls of flat-screen TVs – as they face the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park; live auction; complimentary parking; special gifts and giveaways; sponsor and premium-ticket holders also will enjoy a pre-game VIP stadium tour. The centerpiece of Celebrating Children is the presentation of the Hathaway-Sycamores’ Celebrating Children Award. Each year, the event honors an individual or family that exemplifies the values of integrity, leadership and commitment to the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities. For more than 100 years, these values have served as the foundation for the compassion and care that each child receives at Hathaway-Sycamores. The 2013 Celebrating Children honorees are John and Linda Seiter. Residents of Pasadena, the Seiters also have been longtime supporters of Hathaway-Sycamores. For her part, Linda Seiter served on Hathaway-Sycamores’ Board of Directors from 1996 through 2005. She also has been actively involved in the agency’s annual “Shot-At-A-Million” golf fundraiser, not only as a player, but also as the host of several post-event parties. Additionally, for more than a decade, the couple has sponsored an annual holiday dinner for the youth in residential treatment at Hathaway-Sycamores’ El Nido campus in Altadena. Currently, the Seiters are directing their support toward Hathaway-Sycamores’ Transitional Independent Living Program – an innovative initiative designed to assist youth emancipating from the foster-care system by providing housing and helping them to master the skills needed to live independently. Commenting on the Celebrating Children Award recipients, Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone said, “John and Linda Seiter have bettered the lives of so many people – particularly children – and Hathaway-Sycamores is extremely appreciate of their longstanding support. The Seiters – including their daughters – have always looked beyond themselves and instead focused on how they can help others. They truly are an inspirational family.” To purchase Celebrating Children tickets, or to be a corporate sponsor, visit www.hathaway-sycamores.org or contact Andi Sica at (626) 395-7100 ext. 2516 or e-mail andreasica@hathaway-sycamores.org.

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